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Sep 27, 2012 5:30pm PDT
for jobs these days, there are a couple of sectors hiring and even growing. science and technology, that as we've seen in our education nation series this week, american students are far behind their global competition in science and math. there is a push to reverse the trend and it starts by training future math and science teachers. our report from our education correspondent, rehema ellis. >> reporter: sherry lamb is studying science and learning how to teach it. >> chemistry and teaching is what i really, really enjoy. >> reporter: this college junior is part of "you teach" a program that helps the next generation be a group of math and science teachers. you have always been interested? they're offering free courses, and do field work at public schools as early as the next semester. after four years, they graduate with a bachelor's degree and teaching certificate. it is no coincidence that the focus is on math and science. >> years ago, if you had a strong back you could get a job. that doesn't exist anymore. >> reporter: the united states will need an estimated 230,000 math an
NBC
Sep 25, 2012 5:30pm PDT
off the race to the top, let's hire 100,000 new math and science teachers who are actually trained in math and science. let's continue to focus on early childhood education, makes a big difference for kids who are particularly low income. part of the race to the top let's figure out what are the dropout factors out there. a couple thousand schools where we know they are really underperforming and let's transform those schools. >> in the state of the union you said i'm putting you on notices, colleges, if you don't reduce this tuition, you don't see your funding dropped. is there any evidence that they have done anything to changed? that they have listened to that threat? >> there are some schools that we have. the biggest problem that we have with tuition, especially at public universities, is state legislatures have been shifting priorities, and what we've said to state legislatures is you've got to do your part and prioritize this because how well your state does is going to depend on how good -- how well your work force is educated, but what we've also seen is schools starting t
NBC
Sep 24, 2012 5:30pm PDT
is great. americans are 14th in reading, 17th in science, 25th in math, among 34 countries at the top. this summit's focus is on solutions, one of the big topics today. how the curriculum in our schools is about to change in a big way. our chief education correspondent, rehema ellis is at the new york public library tonight. good evening, rehema. >> reporter: good evening, brian, the numbers you just mentioned tell a clear story, which is why the nation's governors adopted the common core curriculum. this new, tougher more demanding standard of learning is generating buzz at the summit, as teachers are gearing up to teach a new way. at this elementary school in louisville, all 361 students are encouraged to think big. >> every day at jba is one day closer to? >> college. >> college. >> reporter: ranking near the bottom on standardized tests, kentucky was quick to incorporate the tests, a blueprint for english and math, adopted by every state. while there is no common curriculum, this raises academic standards nationwide. and for the first time, an a will mean the same thing for studen
NBC
Sep 25, 2012 6:30pm EDT
's hire 100,000 new math and science teachers. let's continue to focus on early childhood education, makes a big difference particularly for kids who are low income. part of our race to the top, one of the dropout factories out there, a couple of thousand schools where we know they are really underperforming and let's transform those schools. >> in your state of the union, you said i'm putting you on notice, colleges, if you don't refuse this tuition, you're going to see your funding drop. do you see any indication of change, that they have listened to that threat? >> the biggest problem we have with tuition, especially public universities is that state legislators have been shifting priorities. you've got to do your part and prioritize this, how well your state does is going to depend on how well your workforce is educated. but what we have also seen is schools starting to do something about costs. >> and one more note, governor romney mentioned to you, brian, that he supports pay for performance for teachers and he also supports income situations. >> all of this brings us to the woman wh
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